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FileAct and FIN messages to SWIFT Network

Hi experts,

I have a requirement to pick files (FileAct and FIN in separate interfaces) from BCM (Unix file system) and send to SWIFT network and get the acknowledgement files back. BCM creates only a Payment file which has got the signature in it and the requirement is to send 2 files, a payment file and an instruction file to SWIFT. As per my understanding I have built the following:

We are on PI 7.31 Single stack.

1. Imported and installed the SWIFT 622 package provided by SAP.

2. Created the communication channels as per the configuration guide (Guide not very clear)

a. File sender (NFS) channels for FileAct and FIN files (to pick files from file system)

b. File receiver (FTP) channels for FileAct and FIN files (to send to SWIFT)

3. Added the adapter modules in the communication channels.

My questions:

1. Where is the Instruction file generated? In PI or somewhere else?

2. Is FTP the correct way to send files to SWIFT network?

Many thanks.

Ramesh.

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    Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 03:14 PM

    Hi Ramesh

    What SWIFT infrastructure do you have?

    Thank you for the info.

    Best regards
    Christoph

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    • Basically, the parameters for the PAR file need to be provided by BCM in the input file along with the payload/payment data.

      SWIFT package in PI then splits this into separate Payload and instruction files.

      If the parameters are not provided by BCM, you can create this file in PI manually (provided you have all the required values and format from BCM consultant) but you have to modify the design and config objects to accommodate this.

  • Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 01:03 PM

    Hi Ramesh,

    1. Where is the Instruction file generated? In PI or somewhere else?

    AFAIK these files should be on the filesystem on the sender system, however could be in a folder shared with PI

    2. Is FTP the correct way to send files to SWIFT network?

    I think the securest way is to use the SFTP adapter: SAP PI Integration to Different Banks using SwiftNet and BCM

    Regards.

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    Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 01:15 PM

    Dear Ramesh

    If you mean by instruction file the XML V. 2 compagnion, this is been generated within SIPS (SAP Integration Package for SWIFT). SIPS runs / needs PI, but license-wise is been package with BCM.

    Best regards

    Christoph

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